Applicable Employee Classes:
All Florida Tech Employees
Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President
Florida Institute of Technology has developed a Code of Ethics to promote and maintain the highest standards of honesty, integrity, and professionalism among faculty, staff, and students.
We act with integrity; we treat others with respect and dignity; we carefully steward the university's resources; we avoid conflicts of interest or commitment; we maintain confidentiality; and we comply with legal and professional obligations. We are individually accountable for our own actions, and we are collectively accountable for upholding these standards of behavior and complying with all applicable laws, policies, standards, and regulations. These standards establish a baseline for aspirational goals for ethical behavior that may require a conscientious effort to attain.
The following statements have been selected for all employees to use as a guide for choosing ethical courses of action:
Procedure for Reporting Suspected Violations
Immediate Supervisor: Employees should report suspected violations of this policy, to include violations of applicable laws, regulations, government contract and grant requirements. This reporting should initially be made through standard management channels, beginning with the immediate supervisor.
Human Resources: If for any reason it is not appropriate to report suspected violations to the immediate supervisor, individuals may go to a higher level of management within their school or department or contact the Vice President of Human Resources (321) 674-8100.
Website Hotline: An employee may also report a suspected violation through our anonymous reporting option located at https://www.fit.edu/audit/anonymous-reporting/#form .
Any violations of this policy are subject to disciplinary action ranging from a reprimand to dismissal. Criminal prosecution is also possible in appropriate circumstances. Managers and supervisors are responsible for implementing and monitoring compliance with this policy in their areas.
All employees are expected to cooperate fully in the investigation of any misconduct.
Employees will not be subject to disciplinary or retaliatory action for reporting a violation or potential violation of this policy. However, knowingly filing a false, malicious report will not be tolerated and anyone filing such report will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.